Subscription Prison

The technology industry loves subscriptions. Software-as-a-service. Cloud computing. Meal kit delivery. Silicon Valley sees subscriptions everywhere as progress. But for consumers, mandatory subscriptions are a prison that takes away choice. The best consumer tech empowers us to own and control our experiences. An e-book I buy from Amazon should be mine, DRM-free, forever. But companies now want to turn ownership into rentals. Without a monthly subscription: Adobe will take colors (!...

September 3, 2023